Discover the Middle Ages at the Cité des Sciences
The Cité des Sciences invites us to discover the Middle Ages in a different way, showing us a new side of this period of history. It wasn't just about the plagues, famines, or besieged castles that we are familiar with, this period was also particularly inventive and dynamic, thanks to many discoveries.
This exhibition covers over a thousand years, and has been organized in partnership with Inrap (French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research). It is spread over two levels, leading us in the footsteps of travellers from the period, such as merchants or pilgrims, and presenting us with the elite groups and large migratory movements that marked the period. The retrospective focuses on cities during the Middle Ages but also on daily life in the countryside, as 95% of the population lived in rural areas during this era!
Exhibition "What was new in the Middle Ages? What archaeology tell us", from 11th October, 2016 to 6th August, 2017.
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 6p.m. and Sunday from 10a.m. to 7p.m.
Closed on Mondays.
Full price: 12 euros / Reduced price: 9 euross.
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
30, avenue Corentin Cariou
Tel.: +33 (0)1 56 43 20 20
Metro: Porte de la Villette (lines 7 or T3b) or Corentin Cariou (line 7).
Crédit photo : Middle Ages – Cité des Sciences © G. Devincre – EPPDCSI, ©Les chevreaux suprématistes – EPPDCSI pour le visuel L1120142
43rd edition of the FIAC
From 20th to 23rd October, 2016, the FIAC (International Contemporary Art Fair) is back at the Grand Palais to celebrate its 43rd edition. 186 international galleries will be present for the occasion. New this year, in addition to the Jardin des Tuileries and the Place Vendôme, an additional sector has been created at the Petit Palais.
Called "On Site" it will show installations and sculptural works such as Damien Hirst's "Anatomy of an angel, 2008". This is also an opportunity to admire the famous monumental bronze hares by British sculptor Barry Flanagan, who is exhibiting two of these pieces, and "Animal Nature, 2013" by the contemporary Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. He has created a sculpture from steel elements in the forms of flowers or foliage that are nested into each other.
43rd edition of the FIAC, from 20th to 23rd October, 2016.
Open from noon to 8p.m.
Friday night until 9p.m.
Full price: 35 euros / Concessions (under 26 years): 20 euros / Free for children under 12 years.
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 13 17 17
Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13) or Franklin Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9).
Crédit photo : FIAC 2016 – Grand Palais - Ring Theory, Kader Attia, 2015 - mirrors, iron, metal wires100 x 500 x 500 cm - Courtesy GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana - Representé(e) par: Continua
YIA Art Fair: the Carreau du Temple celebrates contemporary art
As an accompanying event to the FIAC, being held at the Grand Palais during the same period, the Carreau du Temple is organising an international contemporary art exhibition dedicated to the younger generation: the YIA Art Fair (for Young International Artists).
For 3 days, from 21st to 23rd October, 2016, lovers of the genre can enjoy the creations of artists from 65 galleries, both French and international. At the end of the festival, a Contemporary Art prize will be awarded to one of the young talents exhibiting at the show. In addition to the exhibitions, visitors will be able to attend conferences related to art and its development in society today, such as its new economic models. Finally, there will be a space dedicated to printing and drawing, with guest of honour, the artist Daniel Buren.
YIA Art Fair (in French), from 21st to 23rd October, 2016.
Open from 11a.m. to 8p.m.
Full price: 12 euros / Reduced price: 6 euros / Free for children under 14 years old.
Le Carreau du Temple (in French)
4, rue Eugène Spuller
Tel : +33 (0)1 83 81 93 30
Metro: Temple (line 3) or Filles du Calvaire (line 8).
Crédit photo : YIA Art Fair – 2016 edition - Salon YIA ART FAIR #07 (Paris, Le Carreau du Temple). Robert Steng (Courtesy Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke-Heist)
Bien Elevé: meat restaurant
Behind this amusing name hides Arthur Lecomte and Dimitri Aboulker's new restaurant. Bien Elevé is, above all, a restaurant that uses French meat, presided over by the Chef Thibault Eurin, who has paid his dues at Mini Palais and Caillebotte, among others.
So here the burger is made from Black Angus beef raised in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, served with grilled bacon, cœur de bœuf tomato, handmade sheep and goat's cheese, red onions, béarnaise sauce, rocket and fennel. Or if you prefer, there is also the velvety pumpkin soup with Bleu d'Auvergne cheese, chorizo and garlic croutons. The interior decor is courtesy of the architect Marguerite Cordelle of Studiokokumi. She used elemental materials such as solid oak, leather on the benches, antique lighting, and exposed stone walls.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 2.30p.m. and 7p.m. to 11p.m.
Lunch menus: from 19 to 36 euros.
Bien Elevé (in French)
47, rue Richer
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 81 44 35
Metro: Le Peletier (line 7).
Crédit photo : Bien Elevé – Restaurant - Paris © David Grimbert
Klay Saint-Sauveur: the healthy place to go this Autumn
In the courtyard of Le Klay, the famous exclusive sports club you will find the restaurant Klay Saint-Sauveur. It replaces Sinople and has a retro Californian decor, with lush tropical vegetation and a large glass roof.
Here you can sample balanced dishes, some of which are vegan or gluten free. So you can share red radish, blinis with taramasalata with Espelette pepper, or a blueberry, pistachio and goat's cheese sandwich with your friends, family, or partner. And then you can let yourself be tempted by one of the menu's "superbowls" like the "Pink Flower", a mixture of banana, red berries, chia seeds and fromage blanc. An ideal place to go during the early Autumn for plenty of flavour and lots of vitamins!
Open every day, except on Sunday, from 8:30a.m. to 1a.m.
Superbowls: from 13 to 16 euros.
Klay Saint-Sauveur (in French)Crédit photo : Klay Saint Sauveur - Restaurant © Leny Guetta
4 bis, rue Saint-Sauveur
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 26 69 66
Metro: Réaumur-Sébastopol (lines 3 and 4) or Etienne Marcel (line 4).
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